Living a life with as much eco-friendliness as possible is a goal of many in today’s society. For this reason, many potential builders are choosing shipping containers as a material for building, and InSoFast foam board insulation can be key to a DIY approach to the task.
When turning a shipping container into a usable structure, you’ll need to consider a few challenges that you’ll face due to the steel construction of the unit.
Extremes of Temperature
The steel of shipping containers conducts thermal energy. Without effective insulation, winters will be far too cold and summers far too hot for habitation. The fluctuations of temperatures within the unit will be extreme and fast.
Formation of Condensation
The condensation that forms on shipping containers can destroy the metal of the container as well as the insulation if you choose a product other than InSoFast insulation panels.
InSoFast insulation is non-porous, so condensation will not travel through the insulation protection, and the insulation will act as a koozie for your home.
Quiet the Interior
Sounds within the shipping container unit will reverberate and amplify. Installing our insulation panels will quiet the noise and make the unit comfortable.
CX Panels – The CX panels we provide are meant to line up against the side walls of container units. The 2” profile leaves more of the room inside the unit for use, and the panel follows a pattern that repeats every 11”. When installed horizontally, the panels allow for installation where the embedded studs line up vertically with the corrugated ridges.
Side Walls, End Wall, and Ceiling InSerts – InSerts from InSoFast, LLC fill up the recessed portions of corrugation within shipping containers. They leave no air behind the insulation that follows. Once the sleeves are in place, either UX 2.0 or EXi 2.5 panels should be applied to the resulting flat surface.
CX-LP Low-Pro Embedded Studs – When running services to your unit isn’t necessary, consider saving on freight and the panels themselves by choosing the CX-LP studs. They’re used in conjunction with the InSerts and any rigid foam board. The studs affix to the ribs of corrugation while the InSerts fill the recesses, and the rigid foam board spans the gap from stud to stud.
We offer shipping container kits for orders that universally work with 20’ and 40’ containers with either 8’ or 9’ high cube ceilings, or we can create a customized kit for a unique project.
To order InSoFast foam board insulation for shipping containers, reach out online or by phone at (888) 501-7899.